SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrates dismissing Babar Azam of Pakistan during day five of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Australian quick Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the Adelaide Test after he flew home to Sydney yesterday.

Hazlewood failed to bowl on the third afternoon of the Test, not taking to the crease for two and a half hours.

It was reported at the time that he was just being rested for the new ball the following day, which he did eventually take, bowling six overs on Day 4 - the final day of the match.

Australian captain Pat Cummins confirmed Hazlewood was sore at the post-match press conference though.

“I think we’ll wait until he wakes up in the morning,” Cummins said.

“I think a key is we don’t want to put him in jeopardy for the whole series so we’ll take our time. He had a scan last night so we will kind of work through that. He bowled today but no plan yet, sleep on it, see how he pulls up tomorrow.”

Cricket Australia have now confirmed Halzewood will miss the Test with a "mild side strain."

It means both Jhye Richardson - who narrowly missed out on a spot in the first Test to Mitchell Starc - and Michael Neser are in line to play in Adelaide during the pink ball Test under lights.

It's understood Richardson would be the man selected to replace Hazlewood.

Of more concern for Australia however is the report that David Warner could also miss the Test.

MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 30: David Warner of Australia celebrates after scoring his century during day four of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 30, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Warner didn't open in the second innings, and didn't field in the second innings due to bruised ribs which he sustained during a hard-made first innings score of 94 on the second day of the Test.

No official announcement has been made by Cricket Australia ahead of the Test starting on Thursday, however Usman Khawaja would firm as his replacement at the top of the order.

Other options could include Bryce Street and local South Australian player Henry Hunt, with Street and Hunt both opening for Australia A during their tour game against the England Lions.